It is my pleasure to host author Torthell Robinson on my blog today. His book Father Time is out now.
Me: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Torthell: Not sure that I have always wanted to be a writer but, I was always good at telling stories. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, but I did not take writing that seriously growing up because there was not a strong supporting system from my hometown. Once I moved away and explored the world my passion for writing elevated, and here we are.
Me: What made you pen down Father Time?
Torthell: I wanted to tell a story from my hometown that people around the world could relate to.
Me: Tell us a little more about the plot of the novel.
Torthell: The relationship between father and son can be incredibly complex, full of twists and turns, highs and lows. Every relationship has its fair share of problems, but no one knows strained dynamics like the protagonist Trevor Russell. He soon discovers what it is like to walk in his own father’s shoes, discovering a newfound appreciation for the gift of time. Despite being able to overcome those demons to achieve his own goals, Trevor is forced to face his past when his estranged father shows up unannounced. While facing the uncomfortable truths from his youth, Trevor experiences severe writer’s block along with discovering that he is going to be a father. Needless to say, panic ensues.
He faces his past while trying to flee from his present, bringing him into a pattern of mending old wounds. However, there is only so far vengeance can take you before it and Father Time comes knocking for payment. Father Time is a touching story that teaches readers that vengeance is a self-sabotaging route to wander down and even if it is successful at times, it will eventually lead to future problems and even failure. Unfortunately, everyone deals with many similar problems in life, and Father Time provides great insight to resonate with readers to prove that time can potentially be the worst thing that a person can waste in their lifetime.
Me: Do you hold grudges, or do you forgive easily?
Torthell: Yes, I do hold grudges. But I use that energy as motivation to become a better person than I was from the moment the grudge initiated. I would not necessarily say I forgive easily but, time heals all wounds. I forgive but, I never forget.
Me: How long did it take for you to write it?
Torthell: I would say it took me about a year and some change to write it.
Me: Did you have a writing schedule?
Torthell: Not really. When I am engulfed in a story, nothing else matters until I am finished with the tasks at hand. I would start writing around 9 am and, I would be up until 3 am at times.
Me: Describe Trevor in 3 words.
Torthell: Product of Environment
Me: Are there any new projects underway?
Torthell: Yes, I have a series that I plan to continue writing once I’m done with the initial marketing process of Father Time. I have multiple scripted concepts that I plan to produce shortly but, I have to take one project at a time.
Author Torthell Robinson is a proud United States Air Force Veteran who has made the transition to writing and producing with Arrogant View Products. Through his passion, he seeks to write impactful content to reach readers of all backgrounds and lifestyles. At the end of the day, the human race is tied together by time. Father Time drives home the importance of cherishing each moment and not taking life for granted, no matter what cards have been dealt.
Through proof of concept, dedication to the craft, and unwavering commitment to impactful storytelling, Torthell Robinson and Arrogant View Production’s purpose-driven vision has come to fruition with the release of Father Time, now available in digital format, formally releasing on paperback and hardcover on November 16th.
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